5th Grade Family News

May 16th - 20th, 2016

5th Grade Family News

We had a great week. Students worked on their Reading Discovery Education and did a great job. We also enjoyed a great Health Presentation from St. Joesph's Children's Advocacy Center. Students learned about healthy eating choices and the importance of exercise.


Students will have Math Discovery Education next Wednesday, May 18th. Please be sure your child has a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast.


Please note changes for Spirit Week. They are listed below.

- The 5th Grade Team

5th Grade Conferences May 23 - 26

Special Note From Ms. Anderson

Progress reports in Language Arts went home this week. Please review your child's report, sign it, and return it to school by Friday, May 20th. If you would prefer to keep the report, please send in a note or email indicating that you have reviewed it. As always, please email Miss Anderson if you have any questions.

Ms. Coffey: Progress Reports

Ms. Coffey will be sending home progress reports next week. Please sign and return them by Friday.

End of the Year Party: June 3rd

Spirit Week: Monday 5/23- Thursday 5/26

Show Your School Spirit!

  • Monday 5/23: Superhero Day- Spiderman, Superman, Batman
  • Tuesday 5/24: Tacky Day- Mismatching, crazy clothes
  • Wednesday 5/25: Colored Crayon Day- One color head to toe
  • Thursday 5/26: Time Travel Day: Choose another era to dress from

5th Grade Awards

Please plan on joining us at Thursday, June 9th at 1:45pm to celebrate the Awards Ceremony for the 4th nine weeks. We will be celebrating as a fifth grade family. Please join us for a slide show and awards. We can't wait to celebrate your children!

Safety Patrol Field Trip 2016

5th Grade Professor Corner

Miss Anderson's Language Arts Class

This week, 5th grade is continuing to read our novel study, Out of My Mind. We are beginning to think about research topics pertaining to our novel study. Some topics include Stephen Hawking, communication boards, ASL, Cerebral Palsy… I’m looking forward to seeing what students can find out!



Spelling was on hold this week due to DE testing, but it will be back next week As always remember to have your student read 20 minutes every evening.



Happy May!

Ms. Coffey's Math Class

Class News: We will have a math assessment on Wednesday!

Daily Lessons/ Homework:

5/16 Monday: L118: Estimating Area

5/17 Tuesday: L119: Finding a Whole Number When a Percent is Known

5/18 Wednesday: Math Discovery Education

5/19 Thursday: L120: Volume of a Cylinder

5/20 Friday: Investigation 12: Surface Areas of Prisms and Cylinders


Please be sure your child is completing at least two hours per week of iXL!

Mrs. Pennington's Science and Social Studies Class

In science this week, we will continue learning about weather. The students will learn about severe thunderstorms and lightning strikes. We will also look at ways in which human activities are making the environment more susceptible to disasters. In social studies, we will wrap up our chapter on the constitution and begin learning about the Bill of Rights. They will apply this knowledge to the rights and freedoms they enjoy.


Upcoming Dates

May 17th: Cougar Writes for May

May 18th/19th: Math Discovery Education
May 23rd: May 26th: Parent/ Professor Conferences

May 26th: Kona Ice
May 27th: No School/ Non Teacher Day
May 30th: Memorial Day (No School)

May 23rd- 26th: Spirit Week
June 3rd: End of the Year Celebration (5th Water Day)

June 9th: 5th Grade Awards (1:45 in the cafeterorium)
June 10th: Report Cards to Students

Helpful Links and Reminders

Helpful Edsby Login Information

Q How can I view my student's grades?

A All grades and class websites are maintained at Edsby. Visit sdhc.edsby.com


Q What is my Edsby login information?

A User name: student number, Password: DOB in the format MMDDYYYY


Q How can I update my student Edsby password?

A The student password portal is here. If you can't reset your password, email Mr. Bethune in the front office for help.


Q How can I create or update my parent Edsby account?

A All parent passwords are maintained at MySpot. Visit myspot.sdhc.k12.fl.us


Q What is the server name for the Edsby mobile app?

A sdhc.edsby.com

5th Grade Team

Ms. Coffey: Math and Team Lead hcoffey@kidscc.org

Miss Anderson: Reading and Language Arts eanderson@kidscc.org

Mrs. Pennington: Science and Social Studies jpennington@kidscc.org